The Gas Turbine Visionary

BOB KRAFT

Powerphase Founder, President & CEO

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

After 15 years in advanced aircraft engine engineering at GE and Pratt & Whitney, Bob was the co-founder, VP Engineering, and later, the CEO of Power Systems Manufacturing (“PSM”), a leading gas turbine after-market parts manufacturer. Among PSM’s first products was a cutting edge ultra-low NOx combustion system for retrofit to GE and Westinghouse gas turbines, which reduced engine NOx emissions from 25 ppm to less than 5 ppm. The system is still in service today on dozens of units, and still represents world-class top-tier performance. 

The Gas Turbine Visionary

Under his technical and business leadership PSM became the world’s leading alternate source supplier of advanced components for the state-of-the-art F-class fleet of GE industrial gas turbines. The company’s success was largely built around Bob’s vision of adaptation of aerospace technology to industrial engines and reduced life-cycle cost for fleet owners, and grew sales to more than $100 Million and employment to over 300. Bob stayed on as CEO of PSM after it was sold to Alstom in 2007 for over $242 million.